Failure of check engine warning light

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: 1.4
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 145
Trim Level: SX
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
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Here in France, since Jan this year a condition required for Control Technique (MOT) is for the check engine warning light to illuminate on ignition key initial turn and to extinguish when engine starts. My C3 1.4 petrol car fails to illuminate at all resulting in a refusal. Any ideas how to rectify?
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Mikemen wrote:Here in France, since Jan this year a condition required for Control Technique (MOT) is for the check engine warning light to illuminate on ignition key initial turn and to extinguish when engine starts. My C3 1.4 petrol car fails to illuminate at all resulting in a refusal. Any ideas how to rectify?
Hi Mikemen,

The UK has a similar part of the annual inspection for the AirBag light to illuminate during the ignition on self test phase. There is a topic where this didn't illuminate and the result was quite surprising. Have a look at the topic for Air Bag light (here) for the full story and it may give you an idea on what to look for.
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